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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Iris in Bloom

 Good morning,

The purple iris are in bloom this week.

These are so very pretty and have a lovely soft fragrance. 

My Mother had many of these so these are always a wonderful memory of her.

Happy Spring!

Lois

Monday, May 16, 2022

Smoked Salmon

 Good morning,

My Honey fired up the smoker a few days ago and smoked salmon.  This was the very best he's ever made!  

This time he smoked it on foil so the juices didn't drain away from the fish during smoking.

Yum!

:),

Lois

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Elsa's New Ribbon

 Good morning,

Last weekend our Elsa and her trainer/our daughter Catherine participated in a dog show and agility trials at our local dog club.  Team Elsa completed another title on her way to her Master Agility Champion title.

Needless to say, we are so very proud of both Catherine and Elsa.

:),

Lois   <-- proud Mommy

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Lovely Flowers

 Good morning,

I love flowers.  :)  The lovelies above arrived from #2 son, Don for Mother's Day.

 And, these gorgeous red roses are from My Honey with the help of daughter, Catherine, as his secret shopper.

Catherine gave me a lovely Mother's Day, too.  She cleaned out our goldfish pond and purchased a dozen fish for it.  I used to clean out the pond every spring, but my back doesn't allow me to do such things any more.  Catherine also prepared a lovely salmon dinner for us.  Sweet!

Family is so very special, isn't it. 

All the best,

Lois

Friday, May 13, 2022

Honeysuckle in Bloom

 Good morning,

The Honeysuckle is in Bloom in our area.

 And, we had LOTS of it.  This is just part of our back yard.  The aroma of the blossoms is fabulous.  The bees are extremely happy this week!

All the best,

Lois

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Catherine's Lizard

 Good morning

Today's image is courtesy of daughter Catherine.  She took it here in our area.

This lizard appears slightly different from the lizards closer to our home.

That hide certainly is an interesting pattern that would make an interesting knitting pattern stitch....  Yes, I am constantly thinking about such things.  :)

Happy Spring!

Lois

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Elsa and Her Sea Horse

 Good morning,

I didn't pose this picture.  Elsa often carries a soft toy with her and has some favorites that she keeps nearby most of the time.

Above you see her sun bathing with her blue sea horse.

What a cutie.

:),

Lois